Does the Integral of Riemman Zeta Function have a meaning?

In summary, The Riemann zeta function is meromorphic with a single pole at 1 and its line integral can be taken along any piecewise smooth curve that does not pass through the pole.
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I have been trying to use numerical methods with this function but now I realize that I if I could suggest a Polynomial in theory, I could get some value for the Integral at least in any interval. In general, does the Integral of the Riemman dseta function has a meaning by itself?
 
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Which integral?
 
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Perhaps this one:

$$ \zeta(s)=\frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{2 \pi i} \mathop\int_{\multimap} \frac{x^{s-1}}{e^{-x}-1}dx$$

Nevertheless, one of the most beautiful constructs in Mathematics IMO.
 
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JorgeM said:
I have been trying to use numerical methods with this function but now I realize that I if I could suggest a Polynomial in theory, I could get some value for the Integral at least in any interval. In general, does the Integral of the Riemman dseta function has a meaning by itself?

I think that the Riemann zeta function is meromorphic in the entire complex plane with a single pole at 1 . It makes sense to takes its line integral along any piecewise smooth curve that goes not pass through the pole.
 

Related to Does the Integral of Riemman Zeta Function have a meaning?

1. What is the Riemann Zeta Function?

The Riemann Zeta Function is a mathematical function that was introduced by Bernhard Riemann in the 19th century. It is defined as the infinite sum of the reciprocal of the powers of natural numbers, and it is denoted by the symbol ζ(s).

2. What is the Integral of Riemann Zeta Function?

The Integral of Riemann Zeta Function is a mathematical concept that involves taking the area under the curve of the Riemann Zeta Function. It is denoted by the symbol ∫ζ(s) ds and represents a continuous version of the function.

3. Does the Integral of Riemann Zeta Function have a closed-form expression?

No, the Integral of Riemann Zeta Function does not have a closed-form expression in terms of elementary functions. This means that it cannot be written as a finite combination of common functions like polynomials, trigonometric functions, or exponential functions.

4. What is the significance of the Integral of Riemann Zeta Function?

The Integral of Riemann Zeta Function has important applications in number theory and complex analysis. It can be used to evaluate certain infinite sums and to study the distribution of prime numbers. It also plays a role in the Riemann Hypothesis, one of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics.

5. Can the Integral of Riemann Zeta Function be approximated?

Yes, the Integral of Riemann Zeta Function can be approximated using numerical methods such as the trapezoidal rule or Simpson's rule. However, these approximations may not be very accurate for large values of s, where the function oscillates rapidly. In such cases, other techniques, such as contour integration, may be used to obtain more precise approximations.

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